Natural Insect Repellent

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As you head outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather, it is important to keep those pesky insects away. Instead of covering yourself with harsh chemicals, keep it natural with a do-it-yourself insect repellent. Whether you prefer a spray or a lotion, we’ve got you covered.Bug spray bottles

Natural Bug-Repellent Spray

Ingredients:

  • Small spray bottle
  • 2 oz. Distilled water
  • 1 1/2 oz. Witch hazel
  • 5 drops Cinnamon oil
  • 5 drops Rosemary oil
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus oil
  • 5 drops Clove oil
  • 10 drops of Lavender oil
  • 5 drops of Peppermint oil

Directions:

Using a funnel, add water and witch hazel to spray bottle. Add essential oils and shake. Be sure to give the spray bottle a good shake before each use and spray directly onto skin.

Repellent Lotion:

Ingredients:

  • Small lotion bottle
  • 4 oz. Plain, fragrance-free lotion
  • 5 drops Clove oil
  • 10 drops Lemongrass oil

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix lotion and essential oils. Add mixture to lotion bottle and apply directly to skin.